The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is the flagship annual literature event of Arts Margaret River. It is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia and aims to foster a love of literature and the arts within the community.
Each year, the festival brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.
The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018. What began as a modest local project in 2009 has grown to be Western Australia’s largest regional literary festival with a significant youth component that tours schools in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Busselton.
Wild, Weird & Wonderful
The theme for the event in 2019 is ‘Wild, Weird & Wonderful‘ and it is our aim that the festival truly reflects this. We aim to expand your horizons, make you laugh, ponder, question and smile.
The festival is multi-dimensional and includes author talks, interviews, Q&A sessions, panel discussions, book signings, Feature Events and the Festival Workshop Series.
With 3 Day Passes, Day Passes and Feature Event tickets often selling out long before the event, we encourage guests to get in early. The program for next year’s festival is set to be released in March 2019.
Arts Margaret River Team
Arts Margaret River office staff includes Andrew Frith (General Manager), Phil Bebb (Technical and Facilities Manager), Stephanie Kreutzer (Marketing Manager – part-time), Kaye Campbell (Finance & Administration Manager – part-time), Tanya Perdue (Readers & Writers Festival Creative Director – part-time), Michelle Wright (Readers & Writers Festival Event Manager – part-time), Daniela Tommasi (Box Office Manager / Administration Assistant – part-time) and Ian Smith (Volunteer Coordinator – part-time). A large, dedicated number of volunteers also assist with many tasks.